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Nvidia brings desktop GPUs to laptops for ‘VR ready’ gaming

Submitted by The Verge on August 16, 2016 - 12:00am

Nvidia first tried its hand at putting desktop-class graphics chips inside a notebook last year, with its Maxwell-based GTX 980. That was a hint at what the US-based technology company was really working on, because Nvidia is actually bringing its GTX 1000 series GPUs to notebooks. This isn't an M series, or "for notebooks," it's the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 inside laptops.

"This is something that we've wanted to do for years," explains Nvidia program manager Mark Aevermann, in a media briefing on the new GPUs. Nvidia hasn't been able to in the past, but it's now using the company's more efficient Pascal architecture to bring these powerful desktop graphics chips to notebooks. They're nearly identical to their desktop...

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